Fungal field study day in the Wolli Valley, Saturday 6 April 2019

The Sydney Fungal Studies Group (SFSGI) and WCPS invite you to a fungal field study in the Wolli Creek Valley on Saturday 6th April.

Meet at 9.50 am at the picnic tables (near the toilets) at Girrahween Park, Earlwood, to sign in and get a safety briefing. The field study will commence promptly at 10 am, searching for and collecting samples from 10 am till 12 pm, then stop for lunch back at the Girrahween picnic tables from 12 till about 12.30. After lunch we will identify the specimens and finish at about 2 pm.

For the foray, please wear sturdy shoes as you may need to venture off the path. You will pick samples of what you find and take them back to the picnic tables to be identified by the experts from the SFSGI. Bring rigid baskets and plastic boxes as these are best for carrying fungi. Empty plastic nail boxes, plastic tool boxes with many little compartments and plastic lunch containers make good collection equipment. Please also bring a small knife or penknife for picking samples and a camera if you want to take photos.

You may join us just for the collecting part from 9.50 am till about 12pm or stay longer to listen in on discussion of the specimens, and to ask questions. If staying for longer, please bring some lunch and a drink for yourself. The Girrahween toilets will be available for use.

If it’s raining heavily on the day call the coordinator for this study, David, on 0416 230 170 to find out if the field study has been cancelled. Light rain will not stop the event.


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